Watermelon Mojito

June 15, 2017

 

Watermelons are back in season. This is awesome for two reasons.

  1. It means it’s summer.
  2. Watermelon juice in the morning.

 

Seriously nothing better than waking up and crushing a cold glass of sweet, blended watermelon. It’s super refreshing, hydrating and detoxifying. A great way to start your day. Here is one of my favourite ways to serve it: as a virgin watermelon mojito.

 

A normal mojito has white rum, cane sugar, mint and soda. To keep this healthy AF, I leave the sugar and rum.

 

What you need:

  1. a cup of cut up watermelon (best if you freeze it for 30 minutes first)
  2. the juice and zest of one lime
  3. a handful of mint leafs
  4. sparkling water (optional)

 

What to do:

  1. blend watermelon, lime juice and zest
  2. pour into a cup
  3. smack your mint leafs (to release the oils) and add them to your juice
  4. top with sparkling water (if you are so inclined)
  5. drink and enjoy

 

This is healthy and awesome just the way it is. BUT it would also make an awesome cocktail with a couple of extra steps:

  1. strain watermelon, lime, zest mixture after it’s been blended
  2. add the juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and 50 ml of rum
  3. shake and strain into a glass with crushed ice and mint leafs (don’t forget to smack) then top with sparkling water

 

And that’s it. You’re welcome.

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